The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a continuing requirement for Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services, & Support (SENS3) for the continued operations and maintenance and evolution of the Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) and the Classified Local Area Network (C-LAN).
The Information Assurance Analyst (IAA) will oversee day-to-day information system security operations including hardware and software implementations along with assisting users as needed in a classified computing environment. The selected candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team of analysts trained in operations research, mathematics, and other skills. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.
Documents compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develops a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance in the allotted timeframe.
Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.
Author all required information system security-related documentation as required by cognizant security authority and IAW RMF, NIST, SAP/SAR, ICD and published standards.
Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and customer directives.
Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.
Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.
Lead / conduct security IS education and training.
Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.
Lead investigations/remediation of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to both the Facility Security and Senior Program Managers.
Ensure proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered
Working with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) to develop, implement and manage a formal Information Security / Information Systems Security Program.
Develop, implement and enforce Information Security Policies and Procedures.
Author, review and update IS Authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support IS Assessment and Authorization (Certification/Accreditation) activities.
Active TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility
Bachelor's degree with 4-7 years experience or 8+ years of IA experience without a degree.
Current or ability to obtain DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAM III within 6 months
Detailed understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.
Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key management
Expert with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and system virtualization (multiple hypervisors) in a secure network environment.
Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance
Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change
Good writing and verbal presentation skills
Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability or EOD
Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience
CEH or CHFI a plus
GCIH a plus
DoD IS knowledge and experience
Background or understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)
Security hardening scripting/automation experience
Microsoft OS Certification (MCSE Win 7 or other)
Linux certification (RHCSA, CompTIA Linux, LCFS/LCFE, etc.)
Understanding of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) standards
Some background in research and analysis
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